ALMOST FAMILY

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Season Premiere

October 2, 2019

Series Premiere

October 2, 2019

Show Description

Executive producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and writer Annie Weisman (“About A Boy,” “Desperate Housewives”) bring you the story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds. Exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family, this unconventional dramedy taps directly into the zeitgeist, harnessing the emotional complications that new generations of IVF-bred children all face.

Only child JULIA BECHLEY (Brittany Snow, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) finds her life turned upside down when her father, LEON BECHLEY (Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, “American Crime,” “Leverage,” “Ordinary People”), reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children.

Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters – her former best friend, EDIE PALMER (Megalyn Echikunwoke, “The Following,” “90210”), and an ex-Olympic athlete, ROXY DOYLE (Emily Osment, “The Kominsky Method,” “Young & Hungry”). As these three young women begin to embrace their new reality, Julia must figure out what life is like without Leon by her side; Edie comes to grips with her burgeoning sexuality, as her marriage falters; and Roxy faces adulthood out of the spotlight.

Against all odds, the three women will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Universal Television
FOX Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS 
Jason Katims
Jeni Mulein
Imogen Banks
Sharon Levy

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER
Annie Weisman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Leslye Headland

CAST
Brittany Snow as Julia Bechley
Megalyn Echikunwoke as Edie Palmer
Emily Osment as Roxy Doyle
Mustafa Elzein as Dr. Isaac Abadi
Mo McRae as Tim Moore
Victoria Cartagena as Amanda
And Timothy Hutton as Leon Bechley